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Hi, I have grown some sprouts from seed ehich are growing very well on my windowsill, the problem is i really need the space they are taking up. I was thinking of putting them in my unheated greenhouse but i don't know if a frost would finish them off? Any thoughts?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,961

    What sort of sprouts?  Brussels sprouts or sprouting seeds for eating as in 'bean sprouts', or salad leaves or ............ ?

    What had you intended to do with them?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hi,

    They are young brussells sprout plants that i have grown from seed.
  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Should be hardy.  They're going to be outside all winter after all!

    But do harden them off gradually.  They can then go outside in a nursery bed or straight into their cropping position if you have the space now.  Don't forget to net or the pigeons will have them, and the caterpillars will finish what's left. 

  • BluebaronBluebaron Posts: 226

    mine are outside and about 20 cm tall

  • pompeyboypompeyboy Posts: 98

    So i have brussels and kale/sprout younguns..the flower sprouts are at least 6 inches high a few even bigger and the brussels are not far behind..can i now plant out into their final positions..they have been gradually hardened off..not every day but most days they've been out for around 5/6 hours  a day...i live in North Norfolk.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,961

    I wouldn't plant them out until they've been out for a few nights in a sheltered spot - wait until this frosty spell is over too - but then I think they should be fine - plant them nice and deep and firm them in well and protect them from pigeons, slugs and cabbage white butterflies! 


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • pompeyboypompeyboy Posts: 98

    Thank you Dove..appreciated

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